Scoutmaster Musings - Heading Out in the World


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Heading Out in the World
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A past scout was in town this week so I got to have coffee with him today (well, I had cocoa). Turns out he's heading to New Zealand tomorrow morning, taking a semester off from college to see the world. Good for him!

His plan is to do some hiking and work a couple months on an organic farm for room and board. He needs to be back to start school in January, but other than that his schedule is flexible. He heard about the Rena running aground 14 miles off the coast and may change his plans to see about helping with that clean-up effort.

What a great time of life with few commitments, high hopes, and overflowing enthusiasm. That sense of adventure and exploration is what drives inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, and pretty much all of us to some extent. I'm excited to know this one scout is heading out into the world with just his pack on his back and his head on his shoulders.

I've consistently heard from scouts that their time in the troop really made a difference in how they handle challenges. Whether it's guiding a college backpacking club, studying abroad alone, or leading in the military, they've recalled their outdoor, leadership, and self-sufficiency skills when needed.
That's always good to hear.

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Posted: 16:31 10-20-2011 688
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